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Spinning wheel

Accession Number: 1965.10

Collection: Tools and Machinery - Craft

Object: Spinning wheel

Common Name: Great wheel

Maker/Author: Unknown (Maker)

Place Made: USA: ME

Date Made: 19th century

Description:
Spinning wheel, horizontal, spindle, possibly Shaker. Rectangular table rests on three splayed legs. Slanted wheel post fits through table. Drive wheel has ten spokes and a flat rim. The drive metal axle fits into the wheel post. The spindle post is set into the table. Tensioning device on spindle post adjusts by screw and washer in post; nut rests under table against wedge.

Subject:
Spinning-wheel; Spinning--Hand--Spinning wheel, spindle

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